Announcements and Events
Below you will find special announcements and information about events and conferences pertaining to Law Teaching.
CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL LAW, ORGANIZATION, AND POLITICS
FOR JUNIOR SCHOLARS AND ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENTS
Monday 12 March 2017
Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania
Organizers: Beth Simmons and William Burke-White
International law is one of the weakest forms of law, and yet it is hard to image a world of interdependence without involving multiple states and non-state actors in legal rule for consensus formation, decision-making, and dispute settlement. This conference will be an opportunity for junior scholars, post doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students to present their work on international law and world politics to a broad audience in law, political science and other disciplines. We are interested in proposals for papers in all substantive areas: the politics of law making, compliance, and dispute settlement; evolution in the politics of international law, the legal structures relevant to international relations; the relationship between international and domestic law and politics; and the roles of various actors from states to subnational to private actors in global governance structures. We also welcome proposals to present papers on a range of substantive topics at the nexus of international law, governance and international relations, including commercial relations, the use of force, warfighting, arms control, human rights, international and transnational crime, the environment/climate change, migration and refugees, and more.
The workshop will be an opportunity to make a short presentation, receive brief written reactions from other presenters, receive oral feedback from expert commentators, and benefit from open discussion of each paper.
The one day workshop is open to: junior academics (within the first three years of a tenure track appointment, academic fellows (in pre-tenure track fellowships), post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students (those who expect to complete graduate studies within the next 18 months). For selected presenters, Perry World House will cover return travel expenses.
Proposals should include: (1) CV, (2) Abstract of paper of no more than 500 words, and (3) a request for travel funding if needed. Please send proposals, including a brief abstract of your paper with the subject line “IL-IR Junior Scholars Conference” to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should be received by January 8, 2018.
We hope to consider applications by February 1, 2018 and send out invitations to present soon thereafter. Selected presenters will be expected to provide papers no later than February 26, 2018.
Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania (PWH) is a global policy research center that aims to advance interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on the world’s most urgent global affairs challenges.
2016 AALS Faculty Recruitment Distribution and Conference
Columbia alums, associates, and fellows going on the academic teaching market in 2016-17 are strongly encouraged to attend the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference, October 13-15 in Washington D.C., and to register for the first FAR distribution by August 10, 2016.
If you would like to be included on the Candidate's List, receiving updates on job opportunities, AALS workshops, and other hiring-related events, please contact Anna Krauthamer at email@example.com.
Moot Workshop: September 16, 2016
For those of you who are going on the academic teaching market this year, or who are interested in it for a future year, we are happy to announce a one-day Moot Workshop to be held at the law school on Friday, September 16, 2016.
This Workshop will offer current candidates the opportunity to present their job-talk papers before Columbia faculty and other scholars in order to prepare for the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference and subsequent callbacks. The Moot Workshop is free, and meals will be provided.
July 11: Deadline for submitting an abstract of your paper for the Moot Workshop. Abstracts should be no longer than one page.
August 10: AALS Registration Deadline for the first distribution of candidates’ forms. We strongly urge 2014-15 candidates to register for this first distribution.
August 22: Deadline for Moot Workshop participants to submit the paper itself, so that it can be distributed to Columbia faculty in your field.
September 16: Moot Workshop
October 13-15: AALS Conference
SEALS Prospective Law Professors Workshop: July 2015
The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) is pleased to once again offer its Prospective Law Professors Workshop as part of its annual meeting. This two-day workshop is for those seeking law teaching jobs in Fall 2015. The Prospective Law Professors Workshop will run on Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The workshop will include practice interviews, practice jobtalks, guidance on drafting CVs and FAR forms, and several panel discussions geared toward prospective law professors. There is no supplemental fee to participate. Participants in the workshop need only pay the standard SEALS registration fee. The number of participants will be limited.
For more information on the program, including how to apply, please visit our website at http://sealslawschools.org/seals-prospective-law-professors-workshop/